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Axtell 3 3/16 Stroker Pistons

Anyone want to buy some old stroker pistons?  I cleaned 'em all up, and they aren't scored or anything.  Nice condition.  They are just cool - Buy and Collect !  Trade with your friends !  Just neat to have on the shelf.
(PS. I can measure them and get you an exact size if you're interested)

45s are the shit . .

I bought this thing in pieces about 6 years ago not knowing that it would become one of my favorite motorcycles.  I'm turning into a "side valve" guy, since they just run so good, never need much maintenance, always start . .  and always get me to where I wanna go.  If you can ever get a Harley 45 you'll really like it. (rode to coffee and work today - cold as heck out, that wet kind of cold)

Building a Magneto

I save all these FM magneto parts, then I build my own.  The original Fairbanks-Morse parts are good - and I like anything NOS (still-in-the-box).  I have a great source for charging magnets, checking coils, checking condensers, etc. and troubleshooting.  I have a magneto firing the plugs in about everything I run (I got one single battery).  Old Sparky !


A healthy couple o' cats . . . Me & Morty

 . . . the cat treats are Morty's.
Morty The Official Shop Cat says, "Let me in . . ." 
Mort likes his motocross bike stand I got for him to sit on.
Trying to figure out what shaft I'm gonna need for a special project.  I've been taking these supplements so I can still kick start all these bikes.  My "Sportster Knee" is definitely improving due to exercise and diet.


Bob Pazour - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Pazour Cycle was the shop of Iowa State Dirt Track Motorcycle Champ Bob Pazour.  He rode Indians, and many other brands.  He won Iowa Championships in 1956 and 1957.  I wonder ff the building is still there? 

Off with the Ice - On with the Dirt

Water: The most corrosive substance known to man.  After a couple hundred laps of ice riding 6 weekends in a row, this thing is dirty, a bit rusty, and foamy oil still drips from the breather tube.  The aluminum is dull, carbon is on everything from the pipes back . . . No loose bolts found yet, but it needs to be fully "gone through" and checked out.  I'll hook the brakes back up - and I'm changing the transmission gear from a 18T to a 16T to start running in high gear instead for these shorter tracks like Dubuque Speedway.  High is better for the transmission, stronger and less friction, less power robbing . . . the way it was designed.

Skat Blast

So I've got this bench top blaster I use . . . and I have a hole bored through my garage wall with a flex hose to attach my Shop Vac (outside) to suck all the dust out.  When the vacuum is running, this white dust cloud is in the air, and the vac is so wore out from all the bead (probably going through the motor) that it rattles and is REALLY LOUD !  The neighbors probably think I got some kind of meth-making operation going on over there . . . and they keep their distance.
  Parts "on deck" to be blasted . . along with a bunch of mis-matched pistons Randy gave me to see if any where salvageable?  A couple are old Dytch stroker pistons ! 


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